Eye exams + New school years

* This post is sponsored by Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness campaign for vision health.*


To think that it’s already July, which means half of our summer break is almost over.. It’s like every time I blink, or take a second to catch a breath of fresh air, the month flies by and the kids are growing up.

I’d like to think we are having a productive summer this time around. Even though bearing this stupid heat (literally supposed to be 110 today) I mean, we’ve taken a week’s long vacation, we go swimming often, we have taken a few trips to the library. We’ve done a few family-friendly activities. We have sleepovers, and are out in the backyard as often as the AZ heat lets us. Oh, and I even got ahead of myself and booked Millie’s first comprehensive eye exam before the school year starts. She’s a little nervous, but we did one for Ethan last year, and he did great.

This summer has really been a huge eye opener for us as family, because so many big changes are happening here in the next few months. So, while I’m trying to get my ducks in a row and cram everything in before it’s too late, I knew I had to set the kids up for an eye exam with their eye doctor before the summer ended. I mean after all, summertime is the perfect time to take your children in for an annual comprehensive eye exam. I wanted to make sure their eyes were taken care of, because overall that’s what will help them the most. To see, observe, and learn.

And if I’m being really honest with myself here, joe and I have horrible eyesight. It’s kind of scary to think your kids will most likely fall down that rabbit hole with you, and although my eyesight didn’t start getting worse until adulthood, I know I need to take precautions now, before it’s too late. I’m really glad I found out about ThinkAboutYourEyes.com, because not only does it showcase the resources for finding a doctor and managing any diagnosis shared by the doctor, but it has brought on more information about the importance of eyes than I even knew from my own doctor.

July 14, 2018